Autobot Battle Master Lionizer
Transformers Siege: War for Cybertron Trilogy
A “mini-review” for a “mini-figure”…
Stepping well and truly out of my Transformer comfort zone with this one, Gear4Geeks were kind enough to send me this diminutive Lion for some photo’s and my thoughts.
I’ve had to do my homework here, the newer Transformers stuff has so far gone well and truly under my radar. Ever ready to adapt, I placed myself in my 10 year old sons shoes and whipped this little bugger open.
Lionizer forms part of the Siege toy line, specifically the Battle Masters. Transforming from a mechanical lion to a sword (Firesteel Saber, or so I read).
Lionizer comes in blister packaging and is ideally aimed at the pocket money market.
This is a small figure, which is not surprising considering he is intended as a weapons-master ? Is that even a thing ? Regardless, he is intended to be utilised by larger Transformers.
In his Lion mode there is a back mounted cannon (which forms the blade in sword mode), this can be swung down to form a bigger tail and with the blue “whoosh” effect can make him look like he’s pouncing. Not a great deal of articulation; ball joins for the legs and the head & tail rotate to move up and down.
Transforming is real simple, rotations the name of the game; the head around, same for the tail and legs. This works both ways, from lion to sword and back….
In sword mode he can fit into the peg hole of most “Generations” type Transformers. For the purpose of this review though, I nabbed my sons Power of the Primes Optimus Prime.
Attaching the blue “whooshy” piece and it gives the effect of a slashing attack. You can also rotate the head half a turn and Lionizer becomes a blaster rifle. I’m not sure if this is an official mode but I thought it looked kinda cool.
All in it’s a great little toy, lots of play appeal and I actually enjoyed messing around with it. It’s easy to forget what this toy line is all about when you get serious and tend to focus on the higher end collectable range. This brief review has reminded me of a quote from George Bernard Shaw; “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing”.
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